Sea Hawk Paints, a division of New Nautical Coatings, Inc. of Clearwater, Florida, has just announced that SeaHawk’s premium Smart Solution antifouling coating is the first totally metal free antifouling paint in the world.

Smart Solution is recognized as the next generation in antifouling technology for the control of barnacles, algae, and other marine fouling organisms on hulls.

Engineered to be the most effective environmentally friendly antifouling paint available, it provides equivalent performance to traditional antifoulants, but utilizes metal-free biocides resulting in no bioaccumulation in the environment. The coating's reaction to water creates a slick film that encapsulates the hull, providing enhanced speed and premium performance against growth.

In addition, Smart Solution was just approved for use in the State of California by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. “This is significant because the California Environmental Code is among the strictest in the nation,” stated Eric Norrie, CEO of New Nautical Coatings. We have formulated a product that no other company in the world has, and we are very proud of this achievement,” he said.